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EP 004: INTERVIEW - INA MARIE SMITH • Offstage Acting Podcast • With Todd Kramer

Offstage Acting

Release Date: 02/06/2024

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In this episode Jay and Todd talk with their buoyantly lovely guest, Ina Marie Smith as she talks of her journey to becoming an actor, mother and boss starting from her quiet roots in Missouri to landing in big ol' Londontown. CREDITS INCLUDE: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 King's Bounty 2 Aether Gazer Jungle Beat: The Movie Arknights Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space Hitman 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire 50 Ways to Kill Your Lover Chaos Theory ※=※=※=※=※=※=※=※=※=※=※ AS DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW   (Amazon Link)  ※=※=※=※=※=※=※=※=※=※=※...

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In this episode Jay and Todd talk with their buoyantly lovely guest, Ina Marie Smith as she talks of her journey to becoming an actor, mother and boss starting from her quiet roots in Missouri to landing in big ol' Londontown.

https://www.inamariesmith.com/

CREDITS INCLUDE:

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  • King's Bounty 2
  • Aether Gazer
  • Jungle Beat: The Movie
  • Arknights
  • Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space
  • Hitman 2
  • Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
  • 50 Ways to Kill Your Lover
  • Chaos Theory

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AS DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW

Mindset by Dr. Carol S Dweck PhD  (Amazon Link) 

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00:00 - Prologue

02:10 - Program Start

05:20 - Jay's Last Name

10:50 - Ina's Showreel

14:10 - Ina Arrives!

16:07 - How Ina came to London

19:40 - Why Ina Stayed in London

24:40 - Authenticity in the Acting industry

28:40 - Names and Stage Names and Unions

31:10 - Changing Names

33:10 - THE Todd Kramer

38:03 - Ina's Non-Acting Jobs

43:00 - The work juggle and doing things your own way

46:38 - Side hussling and Mercedes rewards

47:49 - Being a Mom and family rewards

50:15 - Mindset

52:00 - "I'm a boss" - Ina

55:30 - Finding the right agent

57:00 - Business vs. Passion

59:45 - What to expect on Set 

1:03:30 - Most people have your back

1:05:00 - About having children as a working actor

1:11:30 - It's a marathon not a sprint

1:15:51 - Goodbye Ina!

1:18:27 - Epilogue

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